madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
19th August 2012
On tap at the King William IV - Witterfest. Sampled again a few days later. Opaque black brown, little tan head. Smooth palate. Rich dark chocolate malts with a little vanilla ice cream making it sweeter. A little alcohol spice. Traces of coconut and red fruits. Mild tang in the smooth finish. Tastes a little barrel aged - so smooth. Dangerously drinkable!
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Witterfest (Fano meet the brewer), King William IV - 20/08/12.
Rich still black in appearance - no head.
Vanilla, dark malt, a whiff of alcohol, plasticine, more booze and some background coconut in the aroma.
Taste largely matches nose, no plasticine! Coffee comes into play in the form of a tiramisu flavour.
Medium to full in body, very smooth drinking with a warming alcohol finish.
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at Witterfest ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast and quite a lot (and i mean quite a lot) of coconut in nose ... dark roast ... deep fruits ... mellow ... roast and big coconut ... soft roast chocolate malts ... long soft coconut linger ... really quite sublime
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Witterfest ’12, King William IV. Pours deep murky brown with no head. The nose is strong sweet condensed milk and sugar. Sweet vietnamese-style (read sugary) coffee and creamer. The taste is coffee creamer, thick chocolate fudge cake. Soft burnt caramel roast flavors on the long finish. Smoother than MJ, amazingly drinkable for the ABV. Soft body, thick. This disappeared in no time. A great vehicle for contracting diabetes.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Fanø Meet the Brewer, King William IV. It pours opaque dark brown, with pretty much no head. The nose is toasted coconut, caramel, sticky toffee, coffee, vanilla and chocolate gateaux. The taste is coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, condensed milk, caramel, toffee and some alcohol warmth. Full body and low carbonation. Flavoursome and deceptively smooth.